Sunset Tree


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sition he assiste●d in surveying the harbors of P●lymouth and Provincetown, Mass., and the en●trance to Mobile Bay.While on d▓uty here he got letters from his mother telling▓ of her difficulties, which demanded his immed●iate presence at home.He asked for l▓eave of absence, but being refused this ▓by his commanding officer, he resi●gned his commission February, 1822, bought ●a horse and rode through northern Alabama and Ge●orgia, then inhabited by Indians, to Charle▓ston, and thence to Georgetow▓n, S.C. His mother’s diff▓iculties in managing her property ●of landed estate and negroes had been grea▓t,a

nd added to this was the effort ●of the purchaser of a plantation ●adjoining Chicora on the south to sei▓ze a tract of land (attempting to▓ prove that this land belonged to his ●plantation), which when cleared became ▓four of her best rice-fields.This had kept her ●in constant fiery correspondence, until my● father felt it his duty to resign an●d come home and settle the m●atter. He employed the lawye●r of greate

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st repute at the moment, James L.Pe▓tigru; the case was brought into● court, and my grandmother’s title to the land▓ established beyond question.She did not long● survive to enjoy having her s●on at home to take the burden of the man●agement of her affairs, for she died Oc▓tober 24, 1824, after a short illness o●f pleurisy, in her fifty-fourth ▓year.This was a very great sorrow ▓to my father, for he had for her a●n intense affection with a sens●e of protection.She was beautiful and ▓very small, so that the servants always spo●ke of her as “Little Miss” ▓in distinction to Aunt Blythe, who was  癜Big Miss.” According to the custom of th●e day, the land was all left to the s▓ons, charged with